Burglary Suspect’s Grandmother Missing

Idaho State Police have taken over the search for a Kamiah woman who was last heard from Friday morning.

The Kamiah Marshal’s office was investigating a string of burglaries last week. They tried to contact the suspect’s grandmother, 72-year old Lavina Hietala. They can’t find her and now consider this a missing person’s case. Because of the need for additional manpower, ISP is taking over. They have not said if they suspect foul play.

Hietala is 5’4″ and weighs about 220 pounds. She has gray hair and hazel eyes.